Enhanced virtual tours increase access to Brock campus – The Brock News


There are now more options than ever to visit the Brock University campus.

In addition to in-person guided tours, the University recently enhanced virtual tour options to make it easy for more people to participate.

Prospective students and their families now have the option of virtually touring campus with a full audio track meant to replicate the experience of having a tour guide in the lead. Previously, tour information, along with visuals, was only available as text.

The audio tour not only enhances the virtual experience, but also increases accessibility for the visually impaired.

Full-text tours in Hindi, Spanish and Mandarin are also new to virtual offerings.

“We have potential international students who might be fluent in English, but still prefer to take the tour in their native language,” said Daniel Deschênes, Recruitment Officer, Campus Visitors. “Also, their parents and family support network may not speak English, allowing them to experience the tour together.”

Kara Kelly, operations and communications manager for student recruitment, said the recent additions to tours align with Brock’s goal of fostering a culture of inclusivity and accessibility on campus.

“We want to make sure all prospective students feel welcome on campus, whether they’re visiting in person or virtually,” she said. “Touring campus is often an important part of the decision-making process when choosing a post-secondary destination, and we hope to make this experience as accessible and enjoyable as possible.

For more information on campus tours, both in-person and virtual, go to brocku.ca/discover

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